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Refugee invents device to help disabled people go around

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2016-05-30 12:26

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To solve this problem, Safwan built an electric bicycle made from spare parts he found around the camp. It can be used by people with disabilities to have more independence. The bicycle is guided through the handlebars, which are equipped with brakes. Five 12 volt batteries power the bike.

“Because of my disability I’m forced to be creative and find ways to help me live my life as easily as possible be it Syria or here, it’s the same”, the inventor explained.

Safwan hopes that is just the beginning, as he would like to learn more. “If possible I would like to study technology because I have many ideas but not the academic learning”.

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2kmcxg9

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Safwan Harb, born in Syria, is a refugee who lives with his family at Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp, since 2012. He developed a vehicle so that they can go around the area. Safwan and his family have disabilities, and they struggled to get around on the unpaved roads of the camp.

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